More than $10,000 was awarded in the first round of grants to benefit local service groups.
In January, the Lancaster County Community Foundation announced that it had set up a special fund to assist nonprofit agencies in Lancaster County that offer aid to residents.
Money for the fund was generated through donations from individuals, businesses and other groups in the community.
The first cycle brought in $10,250, said Jodie Plyler, the foundation’s board chairwoman.
Four groups applied for the funding during that cycle.